May 25, 2022

Recordings of Two Recent Society for Scholarly Publishers (SSP) Webinars Now Available Online (Authentication/Privacy, and Metadata)

Each webinar runs about one hour.

1.  The Future of Access Authentication and Privacy

Recorded: May 9, 2017
Posted Online: July 11, 2017

Perhaps the most important lesson learned from Sci-Hub is that the current technology stack and access paradigm has proven itself to be insecure. Today, there are cooperative efforts from publishers, librarians, technology providers and other stakeholders, attempting to find solutions that will work for all parties. This webinar will look at those efforts, discuss the goals and focus on the careful balances that must be struck between identification and privacy.


  • Roger C. Schonfeld, Director, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R


  • Roger C. Schonfeld, Director, Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, Ithaka S+R
  • Ken Varnum. Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics, University of Michigan Library
  • Ralph Youngen, Director, Publishing Systems Integration, American Chemical Society

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2. Building a Common Infrastructure: The Challenge of Modern Metadata

Recorded: April 11, 2017
Posted Online: June 9, 2017

Metadata drives everything we do in the current ecosystem of scholarly publishing – but complying with new mandates and initiatives that go beyond the basics can be a challenge. How much should we ask from our authors? How can we work with vendors to collect and share the best metadata? What are our expectations of publishers? We’ll hear from a representative editor/author, vendor, and publisher, each providing their perspective about making metadata easier to collect and distribute, and the benefits of painting a complete picture with metadata.


  • Patricia Feeney, Product Support Manager, Crossref


  • Alice Meadows, Director, Community Engagement and Support, ORCID
  • Christina Hoppermann, Senior Manager Metadata and Knowledge Models, Springer Nature
  • Maryann Martone, Director of Biosciences and Scholarly Communications,

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.